Quill - Custom
Unfortunately my initial review was too long, so I am forced to try and explain my joy in far fewer words.
After well over a decade of camping and canoeing, and several years adoring my Ray special, I began to wish for a paddle that would help me connect with the water when soloing.
I knew of the quill, but was unfamiliar with their sizing, however Greg was incredibly helpful in guiding me through the sizing and left me feeling reassured that I had made the right choice.
I was already familiar with the exceptional quality of Fishell paddles from my special, however I could have never expected how incredible the paddle that I recieved would be.
The walnut quill that I recieved is most certainly a work of art, and I can not wait to use it. I anxiously await the arrival of the spring so that I can begin the next step of my canoeing journey.
Having this paddle is truly a dream come true!
I posted a long review, a short essay, actually, I fear, praising my new paddle, and it didn’t post.
I will rewrite that as a letter to you, Greg.
Readers, the perfection of my new paddle! It is beautiful, perfectly balanced, light, strong, and impeccable.
Paddling on an October morning when the water is black, and the trees singing with colours… it was like being part of a poem.
The control my Quill gives me made it feel like “thought powered canoeing.”
The long, graceful blade made every skill I have developed over forty years of canoeing real on the water in a new way— it is the right tool, and paddling using my Quill felt so meditative and harmonious, it was like the canoeing version of a Japanese tea ceremony.
If you love to solo, a Quill will add so much pleasure to your experience, you have no idea.